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Retired police officer gets help from hundreds in battle for his life

Posted at 10:01 PM, Feb 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-26 10:15:18-05

A huge turnout to help a retired Bedford Heights police officer now in the fight of his life against terminal cancer. 

Bob Moore was shot and injured in the line of duty in 1996. He retired from law enforcement shortly after that shooting.

Now, he is battling terminal cancer. He has had nine tumors removed since 2008 and explained that he is now in hospice. 

Moore spent most of his adult life helping others and said it's difficult being the one who needs help now. Sunday night, roughly two hundred people turned out at the Walton Hills Community Center to help raise money for medical bills. 

"It shows all the love and caring that Bob gave to everybody else and now our turn to give love and care back to Bob, " said organizer of the event Ernie Walker. 

"I tell everybody that today is a gift and tomorrow is not promised. Remember that," said Moore. 

He said he is extremely grateful for the turn out and help.

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help Moore as well as an account at Huntington Bank.